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fc€fr*t>****6***«-«*«•* «•€■*«•*«■«■ e-e-f ttf-.»feg-e-e-S'S-g-e-e--tfrt-c.<^ I I MCKINLEY vs. NEGRO I $ .By BEY. ARNETT $ - Those who run to Democracy or| sulk in their tents "because the Mc- Kinley administration has not ap pointed coloised men to the number of offices due them" must return to the Republican ranks and gird on their armors of war when their mem ories have been refreshed and their ignorance dispelled by the presenta tion of the record of this administra tion, "which shows the Afro-Ameri cans of this republic draw annually $7,000,000 salary— the four years |of the administration $28,000,000! -Reflect. upon the benefits accrued to the race by such an enormous . sum! During the two years just ended this administration has, by ap pointment, reinstatement and pro motion increased the annual salary of colored men in office $l,000,000! Are there -living rational men who believe that a "Bryan, Tillman and Money" administration would leave undisturbed or better such a prosper ous state of affairs? Will men of reason jeopardize the prosperity of the race and rob our posterity of golden opportunities by turning their influence against a friendly ad . ministration? Or, will the colored electors of this free and united land : follow the teachings of their battle searred fathers, repeat their glorious history and prove, faithful to the party which since its birth has been . and is today the Negro's friend and his only hope? ,1 pass to others the discussion of "lmperialism," Expansion,' "Trusts," "Currency," and "The Disfranehisement of the Negro." So far as this article is concerned it, matters not whether we are living in a future republic or a cruel des potism; it matters not whether we expand or diminish our land posses sions; we care not whether trusts rule or the socialistis, ideas prevail; we are willing to accept our pay in gold or in like value in silver; we may freely vote North, South, East : and West, or we may be robbed of -■our ballot for a season in every , Southern state— burning ques . tkin of the hour is, What has this ad ministration done toward buying oui homes, feeding our families, paying ;: our, debts, educating our children, ;.v enhancing bur prosperity and secur f.-ing our posterity? We are inspired hope and puffed up by glittering ~*pT6inises; ; but, "Money talks, and '.cash buys the land." » *v There are now in the service oi :the United States government, through the good offices of the ad ministration of William McKinley, v ;colored men as follows: WAR DEPARTMENT. Spanish-American War— — Annual Salary. - 268 officers $ 428,67:. 14,784 privates .'. 3,075,17: 5,000 helpers 1,250 001 Philippine War— 76 officers 115,80t 2,400 privates 499.20 C 300 helpers 75,001 Clerks, Messengers, Laborers, .etc., 75; in the department at • - Washington 50,000 32,903 employes $5,493,84. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. Government printing office 205 employes..sl7o,2sl Census office 848 employes.. 123,32 i Pension office 96 employes.. 93,05 District of Columbia. 104 employes.. 59,381 ' Land office 26 employes.. 34,64 Patent office 38 employes.. 32,32* "'. Secretary's office 36 employes. 20,03' • Geodetic survey .. 15 employes.. 6.7W •3lndian affairs 6 employes.. 3,26.. 1,383 employes.. TREASURY DEPARTMENT. i '" (Estimated.) I Departments and bureaus. 376 em -3 ployes ..' $295,92* POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT. ; Departmental service.. 58 employes.. s34,7B€ | Washington City P. O. 45 employes.. 30,000 103 emp10ye5.. 564,786 CONGRESS. ' ?- House 40 emp10ye5..530,775 • ; Senate T 35 employes.. 23.35 C 0 75 employes.. ss4, STATE DEPARTMENT. v Diplomatic and consu lar service 12 employes..s27,oOC Departmental service . 10 employes.. 8,000 22 employ s3s,ooo NAVY DEPARTMENT. .?!.*£«"- .;■- _ -gt^^m (Estimated.) . p rt m ental and and yards service 50 employes..s23,Oo( AGRICULTURAL. DEPARTMENT. Estimated.) . • Departmental service . 30 employes.. sls,ooC DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Estimated.) Departmental service . 8 employes..s 6,560 EXECUTIVE MANSION. White House service.. 6 employes..s 6,12f OUT IN THE STATES. Alabama reports 28 employes. .$22,00( Arkansas reports 36 employes.. 50,850 North Carolina reports 43 employes.. 24,70( Miscellaneous, Inelud ■ ing postmasters, col lectors, deputies, cus todians, watchmen, messengers and la , borers in all other states 1,042 employes..soo,ooo GRAND TOTAL. Number of employes 26,000 Amount of annual salary 7,040,37t Amount received during admin istx-ation, four years 28,161,500 WAR IN PHILIPPINES. 24 captains, at $1,800 $43,200 ': 2 assistant surgeons, at $1,600.... 3,200 25 nrst lieutenants, at $1,500 62,000 ■- U second lie.itenanta, at $1,400 33,60( 2.400 privates. 3* $208 499,200 300 civilians, at $a&^ •;•••-•; <o>oo° SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. 268 commissioned officers, 1 -at $1,600 _ (average) ...........>*• ■■ ■•* *».««2 14.784 privates, at $208 .......>•••• ?',-£'!(; 5,000 civilian employes, at $250. >*.•• l.*>o,ouo WAR DEPARTMENT. \_^ 75 clerks, messengers and labor- ' ers, at $605 1-8 (average) ........$ W>oo INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. \ GovertmeiU printing office— - - \ 20 employes, at $4 per day.......... $ 24,000 195 employes, at $2.50 per day..., 146,250 Census office— 2 Bupervlsors.-at $1,000 2 000 720 enumerators, at $50 ..,.,,;.„,. ss.flOn- JO.cJerltß, at ILOOO .,, in<uOQ The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN 50 clerks, at $900 45,000 36* messengers, at $600 21,600 38 chairwomen, at $240 9,120 Pension office— 1 clerk, at $2,000 2,000 7 clerks, at $1,400 9,800 2 clerks, at $1,300 **. 2,600 23 clerks, at $1,200 27,600 29 clerks, at $1,000 29,000 » clerks, at $900 8,100 4 clerks, at $840 3,360 1 clerk, at $720 720 13 clerks, at $660 7,580 1 clerks, at $400 1,600 .5 clerks, at $210 720 District of Columbia- District building: * 2 clerks, at $1,200 2,400 1 clerk, at $1,000 1,000 1 clerk, at $:«00 900 9 clerks, at $720 .-. 7,580 District courts, 15 employes, at $600 9,000 District government, 60 employes, at $500 25,000 I Recorder's office— I recorder, at $4,000 4,000 . comparer, at $1,200 1,200 .' clerks, at $900 1.800 .0 clerks, at $300 6,000 . laborer, at $350 350 . laborer, at $150 150 General land office— .' employes, at $3,000 9,000 employe, at $2,776 2,776 . employe; at $2,222 .J. 2 222 I employe, at $1,986 ' 1,988 .' employes, at $1,600 3,200 -' employes, at $1,400 2,800 I employes, at $1,200 3,600 i employes, at $900 , 1,800 .1 employes, at $660 7,260 Patent office— 1 employe, at $1,200 1,200 J employes, at $800 2,400 i employes, at $720 .5,040 * employes, at $600 5,400 .5 employes, at $480 7,2u0 , employes, at $360 1,080 Secretary's office— i employe, at $1,400 1,403 : employes, at $840 2,520 I employes, at $.20 2,880 18 employes, at $660 11,880 l employe, at $480 .\ 480 x employe, at $240 240 .' employes, at $90 (promotions).. 630 Geodetic survey— i employe, at $720 720 i employes at $600 7.. 4,800 . employe, at $520 ** 520 1 employe, at $480 480 i employes, at $180 720 Indian Affairs— i employe, at $1,000 ' 1,000 . employe,"at $840 840 i employe, at $720 720 l employe, at $660 660 TREASURY DEPARTMENT. Department and Bureaus— 5 employes at $1,600 $ 8,000 .0 employes, at $1,400 14,000 •0 employes, at $1,200 60,000 0 employes, at $900 81,000 M employes, at $840 42.000 jo employes, at $600. ....*? 39,000 00 employes, at $400 .' 36,060 Second Auditor's office— 2 employes, at $1,600 3.200 3 employes, at $1,400 4,300 2 employes, at $1,200 2,400 1 employe, at $900 900 2 employes, at $720 1,440 5 employes, at $660 .*.. 3,300 1 employe, at $480 486 1 POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT. Departmental Service— 1 employe, at $2,500 '. $ 2,500 1 employe, at $1,200 1.200 . 1 1 employe, at $1,000 1,200 1 employe, at $1,000 : 1,000 2 employes, at $900 1,800 1 employe, at $840 840 6 employes, at $720 4,320 1 17 employes^at $660 ..; 11,220 .7 employes, at $550 9,350 2 employes, at $480 960 1 employe, at $360 360, : 2 employes, at $240 1 ■ t . 480, '/ employes, a' $108 (pronations/'.. '"-—Sti: STATE DEPARTMENT. Diplomats, consuls, clerks and / employes— 1 employe, at $5,000 $ 5,000 1 employe, at $4,000 4,000 2 employes, at $2,500 : 5,000 3 employes, at $2,000 - 6,000 5 employes, at $1,500 7,500 1 employe, at $1,200 1,200 4 employes, at $1,000 4.000 i employes, at $460 2,300 CONGRESS. House of Representatives 5 employes, at $1,000 $ 5,000 .0 employes, at $900 9,000 J employes, at $720 14,400 5 employes, at $475 2,375 United States Senate— 3 employes, at $900 12,700 0 employes, at $660 6,600 2 employes, at $340 4,080 NAVY DEPARTMENT. (Estimated.) Departmental and Yard Service — .0 employes, at $500 (average $ 25,000 AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. ! Departmental and Field Service — J employes, at $500 (average) $ 15,000 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. | 2 employes, at $1,600 $ 3,200 4 employes, at $720 2,»*j , 2 employes, at $240 4s>o ' EXECUTIVE MANSION. 3 employes, at $1,200 $ 3,600 2 employes, at $900 l.sOu 1 employe, at $720 720 THE STATES. Alabama 1 employe, at $3,000 $ 3,000 1 employe, at $1,500 1,500 1 employe, at $1,000 1,000 .0 employes, at $900 .... 9,000 5 employes, at $500 7,500 Arkansas— 1 employe, at $3,500 3,500 1 employe, at $3,000 3,000 1 employe, at $1,200 1,200 9 employes, at $1,000 .....*. 9,000 8 employes, at $900 7,200 .6 employes, at.sBso 13,600 1 employe, at $720 720 1 employe, at $660 660 5 employes, at $600 3,000 2 employes, at $540 1,080 3 employes, at $480 1,440 1 employe, at $400 400 3 employes, at $360 1,080 ! 1 employe, at $300 300 i.l employe, at $270 270 1 employe, at $180 180 ! 1 employe, at $120 120 North Carolina— . : 1 employe, at $2,100 2,100 i employe, at $1,800 -1,800 2 employes, at $1,100 2,200 j 3 employes, at $1,000 3,000 2 employes, at $900 1,800 1 employe, at $750 ISO i 1 employe, at $660 660 .0 employes at $600 6,000 3 employes, at $500 1,500 2 employes, at $420 840 1 employe, at $350 350 : 4 employes, at $300 4,200 I 2 employes, at $250 500 And all other states do proportionately i.s well (space forbids further details), ag gregating 1,042 employes and $500,000. The above figures render further irgument unnecessary. They fur lish food for thought and serious re jection. The comfort, pleasure, joy, irofit, prosperity and opportunities wrought to the thousands of Afro- American homes by this unparallel ed influx of remuneration is a cause sufficient to commend the McKinley idministration and the Republican party. Afro-Americans, remember well! /our decades back the Negro was a -lave, chattels bartered and sold from .he public block. Today, through he instrumentality of -the Republi can party, he is a sovereign part of this great- government, enjoying do mestic tranquility, and being paid an mnual government salary of 57,000,000! I am thoroughly confident that, as n former years, the Negroes of this -public will support the party of Lincoln, Grant and Garfield, repre sented by the Negro's friends, "Me : Kinky and Roosevelt!" r _ HENRY Y. ARNETT. I: Washington, D. C, Sept. 18,1900. ; -». »"77" '• "-'*'-";'.;* " 7i7*: mem WMe ■ WILL BE ELECTED C. G. AUSTIN BY THE iEipOBIUieZftNS BOYD J. TALL/IAN Jundndail R<Q>§.teiy OCnirn§j ©©pitnfly SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900. ARTHUR E. GRIFFIN W. R. BELL jr ""^t 11 ttn rt i fttwi 11 Mimmm ■ i **mmmhmm ■*#■ I • IN A LAND OP FIRE I * By SUSIE REVELS CAYTON % Just why Barkri was not happy in her home and content with her i surroundings was more than she her | self knew. True, the people with whom she dwelt were a peculiar peo ple, yet they were the only ones that she knew, hence the incompatibility that she felt toward the whole race puzzled her strangely. As a child ' she remembered with what wonder < ing eyes she had often stood at night watching her people build great fires on the shores of the narrow neck of land, or rather islands, which form i the southern extremity of South America, her home. These fires are a token, a warning to the enemy, i and a time-worn custom to that peo ple, who, by others, are knowns as ' the Fuegianos or Fire People. Bar kri had a holy horror of the custom. In order to keep the race a strong and hardy one, each new-born baby that appeared to be weakly was thrown on the charnel heap or burned in one of these fires. This was always a nauseating scene to Barkri, and as the little innocents, the more to be pitied from the great ness of their weakness, were thrown into the hissing, licking flames, i Barkri always fled from the scene. She as a child had never known the tenderness of a mother's love, and when she grew oider and had talked with the few strangers who visited the islands, she became anx ious to know her mother, but her every effort was vainly spent, for in that land family ties are unknown, and no inquiry that she made re garding her parents ever met with an encouraging answer. To teach a child to forget its relatives is their custom, ana a mother weans her children from her as does the barn yard hen her chickens, each stand ing alone, as it were, in the battle of lite. But a heart that has great lov ing capacities as had Barkri's must have some object for its affection. Partly for that reason and partly because it was expected of her as a female that she help to increase the population of the island, so that they might be strong to meet the enemy did another tribe take the war path against them, she took unto herself, according to their laws, a Fuegianos husband. She had many to choose from, for many wanted as a mate her who was considered the wisest uniii.m in i 1,,. 1.:,,,il r [,;,.,, 11,., --great loving heart, her many kind actions and an aweful respect for her superior comprehensive powers, kept down all petty jealousies which might have rendered her life, differ ing as siie did from them, completely miserable. There are but two occupations for the men of the island, hunting and fishing. The only animals to be found in that country are a species of fox and a species of mouse, but the channels which separate the islands fairly swarm with seals and fish. Barkri's husband was a fisher man, and about an hour of dark she often accompanied him to the water's edge, and together they would pack clay into the bottom ol his frail little boat, on which they would light a slow lire in order to attaract the fish. Not until quite dark would the fishermen set sail, and so when the clay was packed and the fire lighted Barkri and her hus band would sit side by side on the shore, waiting for the growing dark ness to deepen. The smoke from the slow fire at times, as the wind was, came toward them so that they were forced to turn their backs on it, again, and the flames from some neighboring camp fire would light up all around, and Barkri and her husband could see the tossing of the great white waves as they looked far out seaward, it was at such times as these that Barkri talked most. Something in the rather mystic sur roundings always made her more | thoughtful, and slipping her hand into her husband's, she would tell him her dreams of other lands and other people. "I believe," she once said to him, "there is some great something which is over everything, and when you people run from a loud noise which you do not under stand, thinking that it is a devil and that you can outrun it, I stand still, for 1 think that the great power which causes it can follow faster than we can run. You people do not think that a great power rules," she added, but seeing that her husband grew moody, she nestled still closer to him and said: "Yet you are a brave people, for when you see an enemy you fight well.'' Then he ! left her, climbed into his boat, and • she shoved it afloat and stood watch ! ing after him until he was joined by \ others and she could no longer sepa \ rate his firelight from among the i many. The fishermen of the island grow proficient in the management of their boats, and when the fish, which are attracted by the lights in the bottom of the boat, appear on the surface of the water they are speared with unerring skill. It was a dark and stormy night, yet no fisherman could wait for it" to be much otherwise, for that is a con dition of the climate, when sad news came to the Land of Fir»: Sev eral fishermen who ha»i ventured around Cape Horn, *nd, hence on, far out to sea, padding against the current to reach those shoals fre- PRICE FIVE CENTS quented by the seal, had, after much hard battling against the tide and wind, been upset and drowned in the tremendous surf which at * times thunders on the shores of the island. ; Among that fatal number was the husband of Barkri, and on the same night, a few hours latter, Barkri knew what a holy, happy thing a mother's love is, for the expected little stran ger from babyland made its appear ance, giving its mother a new lease on life and also .. doing much to assuage her grief for the.now de parted father, the only Fuegianos with whom Barkri was ever a ble to become compatible. But trouble from an unseen source yet awaited her — baby did not thrive, and in a few days drooped perceptibly. She knew the inevitable, death by burn ing. She shuddered at the very thought. Terror, then resentment, and lastly defiance arose within her. Surely no Fuegianos mother ever felt as she did, else such a cruel cus tom would have long since become a thing of the past. That her baby, her tiny girl with its father's eyes and its small pinched features,' should • not burn, she was deter mined. So one night when a chill ing rain was falling, broken by loud peals of thunder, she wrapped her self and child up well—the average Fuegianos is so thinly clad as to be almost naked—and wandered far up into the mountains. How she fared there, what dangers underwent, what privations suffered none save she herself ever knew, but she was fully repaid, for her baby lived, throve and grew rapidly. So did Barkri's love for the child increase till it was little less than ehjld wor ship. They were both happy, Barkri most so wnen employed in teaching her little girl what few .things she knew, such as making arrow and spear heads from the bone of the. whale, for occasionally one ventures too near the island and is captured. Thus the years passed on, when, much to Barkri's grief, she noted that the Fuegianos' blood in her daughter was asserting itself. Year-/ ly she grew further and further apart trom iier mother, and by the time she had reached maturity she had ceased to even recognize her as her mother, and during the many years sv-hieh intervened ere Barkri was •>"---yu Htunttjj "tin. »M." thereby useless,.women of the island^hV laughter never by look or sign ree jgmzed her, who was ever near in ;ime of sickness *or trouble, never isked hw or why . the most cKoice ish and portions of seal fell id her ot. If a whale were captured Bar-v cri was sure to get a portion of tUe >ily blubber, wnieh'is considered a ■are deh**cy by the islanders. ,To his she was likewise unmindful, and 3arkriY heart -grew.. heavier and leavier; yet when a %rangq rj wno lad recently come into their i^idst, ixplained to Barkri that he wa^ letective from the states and that iie had been hunting for her for years, she refused to leave her. laughter. "You," he said, "are the Long-lost child of wealthy parents, stolen and brought to this island for • some unexplainable reason. You are not a Fuegianos, but a full blooded native of the United States. Thousands of dollars have been spent in search of your whereabouts, and yet* enough of your legacy re mains to last you the rest of your lifetime. In fact, you are a wealthy woman, and I hold the unmistak able proofs of your identity. Still Barkri would not leave her daugh ter. On the morrow the detective was to sail for the states. That night there was a gathering of the Fuegi anos, and the subject of discussion was the slaying of several old women, and among those named was Barkri. These people are not canni bals, but have cannibalistic tenden cies to the extent that they eat the old women of their tribe when they are no longer of any use. When Barkri's name was "called a tall woman of middle age arose and spoke for a portion of her body on which to feast. 'Twas Barkri's daughter. None saw the white haired woman who had stood out in the shadows, as she fled from the spot as fast as her feeble limbs would carry her; none knew the sudden thud that her heart had given when she heard, or how it ached as she hurried on in the misty darkness; but on the morrow Barkri, the old condemned woman; Barkri, who had once been looked upon as the bright est woman on the island, sailed with the detective for the United States. As their vessel put out to sea, and was tossed so severely in the turbu lent waters around Cape Horn, she looked back not once, did not 'even raise her gaze from the deck of the ship. Apparently Barkri had ceased to feel. Did her heart lie buried, as her life had been spent, with the Fuegianos in that Land of Fire?? For fifty cents The Seattle Repub lican will be sent to your address for tkr<?e months. All kinds of jewelry, repairs neatly done at M. A. Goldma/, 901 Sec ond avenue. Burke building.